Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Lonsdale Cup
Group 2, York 14:25
£160,000 added,
3yo plus,
2m 56y, Class 1  
Friday 23rd August 2019

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If he wins the Group Two again on Friday, John Gosden’s Stradivarius will land the Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers’ Million for a second time.

Having already won the Yorkshire Cup, Gold Cup at Ascot, and the Goodwood Cup, he is aiming to replicate his exploits of 12 months ago.

His chief rival once again is Mark Johnston’s Dee Ex Bee, who has been Stradivarius’ nearest pursuer at Ascot and Goodwood – and he closed the gap to within a neck at the latter venue.

Dermot Weld’s Falcon Eight is a new rival for him to consider. The four-year-old was a narrow winner at Sandown last time out.

Ian Williams’ Magic Circle, winner of the Chester Cup last season, is aiming to bounce back to form – with Aidan O’Brien represented by Il Paradiso.

Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Lonsdale Cup
(British Champions Series)
£200,000 added, 3yo plus, 2m 88y, Class 1
5 runners
Going: Good to Firm, Good in places

1 (3) 11-111 Stradivarius 5 9-6 John Gosden Frankie Dettori
2 (4) 3-1122 Dee Ex Bee 4 9-3 Mark Johnston Silvestre De Sousa
3 (2) 113-21 Falcon Eight 4 9-3 D K Weld Oisin Murphy
4 (1) 110-39 Magic Circle 7 9-3 Ian Williams Jim Crowley
5 (5) 22-171 Il Paradiso 3 8-5 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore